An arson fire Sunday morning did more than $150,000 damage to the Tradewinds banquet facility at 515 Plum St., in Wamego. Firefighters from Wamego, St. George, Louisville and Westmoreland responded. In addition personnel from the Wamego Police and Pottawatomie County Sheriff’s Departments and Pottawattamie County Emergency
Officials at the Pottawatomie County Sheriff’s Office are investigating the theft of several electronic items from Wal-Mart and said they have identified two male suspects. Sheriff Greg Riat said the theft occurred on May 21 at about 9:20 p.m., after two white males, who appear
Deputies with the Pottawatomie County Sheriff’s Office have recovered two missing vehicles, earlier reported as stolen, but they are still asking the public for help in their disappearances. Sheriff Greg Riat said the sheriff’s office was notified Sunday by an employee of Bub
Hibachi Hut announced yesterday via twitter that they were closing their doors for good, but now it seems someone who has local ties has saved the Manhattan legend. Today, via their facebook page, Aggieville announced that Hibachi Hut would be reopened at a new location
Two Manhattan men reported that they woke up to a very small fire ignited outside of their apartment on Saturday. Officer Matthew Droge said the fire was ignited by an unknown suspect or suspects using an improvised incendiary device. Matthew Prayso, 45, and Terrance Bise, 45, both
Riley County police are investigating a vehicle burglary reported in the 1800 block of Concord Lane on Saturday. Officer Matthew Droge said Meghan Starr, 27, reported that several items were stolen from her vehicle between 6 p.m. on May 24 and 8:30 a.m. on May 25. The U.S.
A Manhattan man reported that his vehicle was burglarized in the 700 block of Whitetail Pass on Sunday. Officer Matthew Droge said Wyatt Smith, 19, reported that the incident occurred between 11:50 p.m. on Saturday and 7:30 a.m. on Sunday. Smith reported that an unknown suspect stole
USD 384 Blue Valley-Randolph Board of Education has changed the name of Olsburg Elementary to McCormick Elementary at its May 13 board meeting. The grade school holds kindergarten through fourth-grade classes in Olsburg. The school is named after Principal Jim McCormick, who retires June 1, after 36 years teaching
The Kansas Flint Hills in the tallgrass prairie are home to hundreds of species of native flowers and now is the perfect time to get outdoors and enjoy the show. On Sunday, the Konza Prairie Biological Station offers the opportunity to walk among the flowers
Charles Martin can now remove the “interim” from his title as head of Kansas State University’s department of geography in the College of Arts and Sciences. After a national search, Martin was selected for the job. “We had very strong interest in the department
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